For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:45:31 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Byrom says Match's Whelan was selling packages at face value, not touting Jaime ByromBy Andrew Warshaw, chief correspondent
July 22 - The boss of the FIFA affiliate at the heart of the ongoing World Cup ticket tout investigation in Brazil has made an impassioned plea to the authorities to release its director caught up in the probe, insisting he has done nothing wrong and is simply the victim of a huge misunderstanding.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Brazil 2014 World Cup News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:30:53 +0100
Garcia World Cup bidding report delayed until September Michael Garcia5By Andrew Warshaw
July 22 - The eagerly awaited report into possible wrongdoing during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process has been delayed for several weeks. FIFA's chief independent prosecutor Michael Garcia was expected to deliver the findings of his investigation this month but has delayed handing it over to ethics committee adjucatory chamber chief Hans-Joachim Eckert until the first week of September.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:28:18 +0100
Sheikh Ahmad forecasts new era of harmony, at last, for AFC Sheikh AhmadBy David Owen
July 21 - The President of the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is hoping that next year's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Presidential election will usher in a period of much-needed harmony in the region's football affairs. Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the former OPEC chairman who has become one of world sport's foremost power brokers, said he thought the 2015 election "will found the unity of Asia".]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:08:02 +0100
Danes demand venue switch for FC Copenhagen's Euro game at Ukraine's Dnipro Dnipro stadiumJuly 22 - The Danish Football Association (DBU) has backed FC Copenhagen's bid to move their Champions League qualifier at Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk later this month to a neutral venue following the Malaysia Airlines crash over territory controlled by pro-Russian separatists.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:44:47 +0100 South Africa hunts new coach as club vs country row surfaces at Celtic Danny Jordaan4July 22 - South African football, going through a rebuilding phase under Danny Jordaan (pictured), is set to appoint a new head coach for its national team, but at club level it still has difficulty convincing everyone that country comes first.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:32:22 +0100 Man City revamp and relaunch global loyalty scheme for its Cityzens CityzensJuly 22 – English Premier League champions Manchester City have launched a new membership and loyalty scheme, Cityzens, costing £35 per year for adults and £25 for under 16s.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:19:52 +0100 Interpol World Cup raids arrest 1,400 and seize $12m across Asia Seized moneyBy Paul Nicholson
July 21 – Interpol are claiming a major success in the battle against illegal betting rings in Asia with a six-week World Cup operation carrying out more than 1,000 raids, 1,400 arrests and the seizure of $12 million.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:06:49 +0100
Volgograd, Kaliningrad and Yekaterinburg face 2018 World Cup axe Russian flagJuly 21 - Three Russian cities have been identified as being those which face being cut from the country's 2018 World Cup programme.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Russia 2018 World Cup News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:19:31 +0100 Qataris pass first laws to take heat out of migrant worker work conditions Qatari workersBy Andrew Warshaw
July 21 - Qatar's authorities have approved key measures to improve the treatment of foreign workers amid pressure to comply with international standards in the buildup to the 2022 World Cup.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Qatar 2022 World Cup News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:24:50 +0100
Inside Insight: 'For the powerful, crimes are those that others commit' The Noam Chomsky quote appears to apply to all sorts of societies, businesses and people. One is tempted to add a variation of the theme and say: "For the hypocrites, crimes are those that others commit". Far too many Brits have been claiming rather jingoistically, and for many years, that Britain could never compete with the massive corruption scandals that "those awful aliens" seem to specialise in.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Inside Insight Columnists Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:23:01 +0100 Foreign players stay away, but Ukraine to go ahead with season kick off Ukraine air crashBy Paul Nicholson
July 21 – The Ukrainian national championship is still scheduled to start this week (July 25), despite fears over national security following the downing of Malaysian Airlines MH17 and the loss of 295 lives. Several international players have refused to return to the Ukraine with their clubs.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 10:08:12 +0100
Dunga waits in wings to take over Brazilian national team DungaBy Andrew Warshaw
July 21 - Former World Cup-winning captain Dunga looks set to succeed Luiz Felipe Scolari as Brazil's national coach following the World Cup host nation's 7-1 semi-final humiliation against eventual winners Germany.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:16:53 +0100
San Jose to open new 70,000-seat Levi's Stadium with BMW driving the show san jose and BMWJuly 21 - BMW Northern California has become the official automobile partner of San Jose Earthquakes, in time for the opening game of at the new Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. BMW will be the presenting sponsor for the match against Seattle Sounders on August 2.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Americas World Football News Sun, 20 Jul 2014 20:42:37 +0100 Huawei unveils first Arsenal 4G smartphone Screen Shot 2014-07-21 at 11.29.36July 21 – Chinese telecommunications specialist Huawei has unveiled its first Arsenal smartphone as part of a multi-million pound sponsorship deal that was signed in January and will see the brand as the Official Smartphone Partner of the north London club until the end of season 2015/16.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:14:29 +0100 Israeli teams barred from home European fixtures as security worsens Israeli air attack on GazaBy Andrew Warshaw
July 18 - The increasingly dangerous military conflict in the Middle East has had an immediate impact on football with UEFA barring Israeli teams from playing European matches at home while the fighting between Israel and Hamas continues.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:54:28 +0100
UEFA opts to keep Russian and Ukrainian teams apart UEFA badgeBy Mark Baber
July 19 - UEFA has taken the decision to keep teams from Russia and Ukraine apart in European competition but are allowing the Ukrainian teams to play home games despite fears over the security situation in the country.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:29:10 +0100
Venue and schedule released for US debut of Copa Centroamericana UNCAF logoJuly 18 - Costa Rican fans living in the US will have the opportunity to see their World Cup heroes back in competitive action this September when the Copa Centroamericana kicks off in Washington with the Los Ticos taking on Nicaragua in the opening match.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Tournaments Football Americas World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:23:16 +0100 Aussie court fines third Brit for match-fixing down under Victorian Premier League logoJuly 18 - An Australian court has sanctioned a third British footballer for his part in a match-fixing racket that rigged games in the semi-professional league in the state of Victoria.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Asia World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:06:45 +0100 Germany top rankings, English plummet, Costa Rica and Holland rise Screen Shot 2014-07-18 at 11.14.57July 18 - World champions Germany as expected top the latest FIFA world rankings but England have slumped to their lowest position - 20th - for 18 years.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:16:00 +0100 Rosberg FI helmet celebration knocked on the head Nico RosbergBy Andrew Warshaw
July 18 - German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has been forced to ditch plans to wear a specially designed helmet in celebration of his country's World Cup triumph after FIFA said an image of the trophy would breach intellectual property rights.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:03:26 +0100
Last minute court suspension will keep Nigeria playing and NFF board in place Nigerian fanBy Andrew Warshaw
July 18 - FIFA looks set to lift its suspension on Nigeria imposed because of government interference in the affairs of the country's national federation.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Africa World Football News Fri, 18 Jul 2014 09:40:57 +0100